Mel Gibson wants his career back, and some industry power are players willing to help him out -- but outside of Hollywood, few are eagerly awaiting a return.
Warner Bros. has signed off on Gibson to co-write, direct and executive produce a remake of "Wild Bunch," the violent Western flick originally released in 1969. The Hollywood Reportertweeted the news -- and reactions weren't exactly warm.
"Wow," a third mused. "What could possibly go right?"
While there were a select few positive responses, the overwhelming majority of the reactions ranged from distaste to outright disgust. A few also said that while they were indifferent on Gibson, they have no interest in a "Wild Bunch" remake.
I hate Hollywood sometimes
— Quiana Fulton (@thequianafulton) September 25, 2018
— MNGirl (@salcomed) September 25, 2018
What kind of a smile is that. He looks like he eats children for kicks.
— US Marine #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿✊🏻 (@bames_jrolin) September 24, 2018
I’ll never watch it.
— dddvotesblue👤👩👨📸📺 🤦♀️ (@dddfaber) September 25, 2018
No thanks. What else is on?
— Blurt Nobrain (@blurtnobrain) September 25, 2018
Guess they thought Mel Gibson's history wouldn't matter if the content was aimed at a certain demographic.
— Jaime Margary 🇵🇷 (@JaimeMargary) September 24, 2018
Gibson was largely blacklisted from the entertainment industry after a string of incidents, most infamously a 2006 DUI arrest that culminated in him blaming Jews for all of the world's problems. He was also accused of domestic violence by one of his ex-wives, and a taped phone call released in 2010 heard him berating her about being "raped by a pack of n-----s."
In recent years he's edged his way back into the spotlight and received a Best Director Oscar nomination in 2017 for "Hacksaw Ridge."